5 ESSENTIAL MEN’S SUMMER FACE MOISTURISERS
A CHANGE IN THE CLIMATE MEANS WE NEED TO RETHINK AND RESTOCK OUR GROOMING ARSENALS
With our calendars flipping at an alarming pace through May and the sun making a very much welcomed appearance, it’s safe to say that summer is very much on its way. A change in the climate means that we need to rethink and restock our grooming arsenals to keep up with the rapidly rising mercury. Winter isn’t the only time to take extra care of your skin. For the warmer months, we need to be combating higher levels of UVA and UVB, which through sun exposure accounts for 80% of premature ageing. Not only does prolonged exposure to the sun put our health at risk, but it is clinically proven to increase the rate of facial wrinkles and has adverse effects on the texture of the skin. So as we dive headfirst into summer, here are our top five moisturisers on the market to keep your grooming game in check this season.
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
The ultra facial cream by Kiehl's helps reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing water from the air to keep your skin happy. By keeping a round-the-clock moisture replenishment locked in on your face, you can guarantee smooth, soft and healthy looking skin. Packed full of desert plant extracts with Antarctica-sourced Antarcticine, your summer skin will keep protected from dryness brought on from weather extremes with an ultra-light, non-oily natural finish.
Aesop Elemental Facial Barrier Cream
This luxuriously rich, buttery moisturising cream is designed with dry and sensitive skin types in mind, which is why we’re giving it a shoutout for your summer grooming game. And at under 100ml, this outsmarts the in-flight liquid restrictions, so your jet-setting lifestyle won’t show up on your face. Combining emollient ingredients to soften and hydrate the delicate facial skin, this product builds a protective barrier against the elements, making this the perfect addition to your traveling wash bag.
Clinique For Men SPF 21 Moisturizer
Okay so this is a pretty obvious one, but throughout the summer months you have to take your skincare seriously. Protecting your face from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays is paramount not only for your health, but also to keep youthful, refreshed looking skin. This summer we’re opting for this Clinique moisturiser with bolted on SPF protection. Apply to cleansed and toned skin first thing to keep your skin protected around the clock, while also locking in moisture for an all-round facial thumbs-up.
Clarins Men Revitalising Gel
Perfect for dry, oily and combination skin, this anti-wrinkle treatment is the first line of defence for slowing down the first visible signs of ageing. Dabbed lightly over the face and neck, this non-greasy rapidly absorbing gel gives your skin a fresh and healthy glow, while working overtime to tackle early fine lines and tone the skin. This gel also kicks up a notch when teamed up with other products, so don't be afraid to use this as a base for experimentation when it comes to your grooming regime.
Elemis Anti-Fatigue Day Cream
This day cream is super-lightweight, so great for guys with sensitive or already well-balanced skin. Great for a light touch all year round, when the weather gets warmer and your skin is struggling under the heat and SPFs, this is a go-to product for any discerning man’s wash bag. A hidden bonus of this product is it’s suitability for the thinner, more delicate skin around the eyes. Dotted under the eye and on the areas prone to fine lines after your morning shower will keep your eyes looking brighter and more refreshed all through your day (definitely a bonus after a heavy night).
What factor sunscreen do you use?— Menswear Style (@MenswearStyle) May 12, 2016